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Environmental Protection

The Bureau of Environmental Protection is responsible for preventing and minimizing pollution to, and monitoring the quality and overseeing the restoration of, water, air, and land. The Bureau includes 6 regulatory offices:

  • The Offices of Water Resources, Air Resources, and Waste Management evaluate applications, issue permits that meet State and federal requirements, and oversee permit compliance.
  • The Office of Compliance and Inspection investigates citizen complaints that are within the Bureau’s responsibility and is the centralized administrative office for enforcement.
  • The Office of Customer and Technical Assistance coordinates the review of projects requiring multiple applications and permits and is the centralized administrative office for the receipt of applications.
  • The Office of Emergency Response responds to spills of oil and chemicals.

Environmental Protection Bureau
Terrence Gray, PE; Assoc Director
235 Promenade St.
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-4700
Fax: 401-222-6802